• Short Summary

    Showing the pressure chamber in which President Kennedy's baby son, Patrick, died early this morning (9 August).

  • Description

    Showing the pressure chamber in which President Kennedy's baby son, Patrick, died early this morning (9 August).

    The chamber was built in 1929 to simulate the conditions found in a submerged submarine.The U.S.Navy used it to develop decompression tables.Now doctors and medical researchers use the chamber to "force feed" oxygen to infants and children who, for some reason, are unable to get enough oxygen through normal breathing.

    It is 31 feet long...the largest chamber of its kind in the world and the only one of its kind in the United States.It is owned by the Harvard University School of Public Health and operated by the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3M46M7SZQSJCRZEQHDKLP7BWZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3M46M7SZQSJCRZEQHDKLP7BWZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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